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Dickson orders evacuation of flood victims

16 October 2012, 09:04

Bayelsa - Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Monday ordered the evacuation of persons displaced by flood in Otuoke, President Goodluck Jonathan’s village.

Otuoke is in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa and like in many parts of the state, flood has rendered many homeless and destroyed their property.

Dickson was represented by his Deputy, Retired Rear Admiral John Jonah during a visit to the local government area to assess the level of damage done by the flood.

He said the affected people would be moved to a relief camp in the community.

The governor said the evacuation had become imperative in view of the hardship the people faced and to avert the outbreak of diseases.

He assured the people that no stone would be left unturned to ensure that they resumed normal life, ``especially those that have lost their means of livelihood’’.

He said government had ordered for seedlings in readiness for the next planting season  to guard against food shortages.

Jonathan during his visit to the community on Sunday assured the victims of the government’s commitment to cushion the effects of the flood on them.



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